School Programs

Bring academic content to life

through hands-on engagement in our 626-acre outdoor classroom that includes our livestock barns, fruit and vegetable plots, pastures, year-round greenhouses, forests, educational gardens, and rocky shoreline. Programs change with the season and what’s happening on the farm.

Local Ecology

Food

Agricultural Sciences

Field Trips

Field trips to Wolfe’s Neck Center are a great way to immerse your classroom in hands-on outdoor education around farming and food. Field trips are offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings depending on availability and can accommodate groups of up to 30 people (this number includes staff, chaperones, and parents). Field trips cost $12 per participant. To register for a field trip, please email alombardi@wolfesneck.org with the date and program you are interested in. We occasionally offer scholarships for field trips.

Dairy Discovery

Take a deeper look at our organic dairy program with one of our educators. Learn about cattle husbandry, health and production, and get a behind-the-scenes look at how Wolfe’s Neck Center manages our dairy herd.

Farm Explorers

Come join an educator at Wolfe’s Neck Center to explore the different types of animals we have here at the farm. We’ll explore all the hard work it takes to take care of our diversified livestock, and what every animal does here for the farm! Recommended for grades Pre-K through 2.

Maine Ecosystems

Join a Wolfe’s Neck Center educator as we explore the unique ecosystem our farm rests upon. Wolfe’s Neck has a unique blend of new growth forest which leads through pastoral field, vernal pools, and ends at a saltwater estuary into Casco Bay.

Seed to Table

Wolfe’s Neck Center is more than just a dairy facility! We also have our four-season fruit and vegetable operation here on the farm. Join an educator as we take a deeper look at how our tiny seeds turn into the organic vegetables we sell and donate to our local food pantries.

For more in-depth and customized fruit and vegetable tours, please email tprohl@wolfesneck.org

Pumpkin Science

Hop aboard our hay wagon as we enjoy fall on the farm. Students will visit our pumpkin patch and explore the life cycle of plants including seed structure, germination, and pollination. Students will also pick out their very own pumpkin to bring home (included in price). This field trip is offered in October only.

Field Trips FAQ

Can parents attend with their children?

Due to the nature of Wolfe’s Neck Center being a working farm, tours are limited to 30 participants, which includes all students, chaperones and parents.

What if it rains?

Our field trips take place rain or shine! There is indoor space in the unheated barns for activities, but please make sure students come dressed for the weather.

What should we wear?

Students, teachers, and chaperones should all wear clothes to be outside, whatever the season. Field trips rarely go inside any buildings but our unheated barns. It’s also a good idea to wear boots or sneakers you wouldn’t mind getting mud, or a bit of manure on (It is a farm, after all!).

Can we have lunch at the farm?

You are more than welcome to eat your lunch here on the farm. We cannot guarantee a covered space, but we have lots of picnic tables and benches around the property. We do ask for groups to pack out all their trash. Fridge space is unfortunately not available.

Can you accommodate special requests about specific aspects of farming?

We do our best to try and tailor our field trips for your students to get the most out of their experience. Please email alombardi@wolfesneck.org with the date, number of students, and what type of experience you’re requesting, and we can do our best to accommodate you.

What can you offer for an older group of students?

Many of our field trips are geared for younger students. We do however have great opportunities to engage older students on a deeper level. Please email tprohl@wolfesneck.org with the date, number of students, and what type of experience you’re requesting, and he will do his best to accommodate your group.

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